The 12th Andover (West) Scout Group

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We are based in the Andover District in North Hampshire. Our Group meet at the Scout Hut on West Portway in Andover (see contact for more details).

Our group consists of Beaver, Cub & Scout sections and in addition, one of the District Explorer units also meets at our hut as well as a Networks section.

We have a great hut with lots of facilities, a large car park and a wonderfully large outside space that is fully and safely enclosed, allowing us to hold camps and many events within our own grounds.

The aim of the Scout Association is to promote the development of young people and help them achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individual, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

This website is continuously being added to so please browse it regularly to find new information on the 12th Andover (West) Scout Group.

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Help celebrate VE day on May 8th with the 12th

On Friday May 8th the whole country will be celebrating VE (Victory in Europe) Day and here at the 12th we thought we should have a special celebration at home style party. All the instructions with lots of ideas for what you can do for this are in the attached document so have a read to get some ideas and remember you can add as many of your own ideas as you like too. Don’t forget to send us your pictures and if you are happy for a short film clip of your celebrations to appear on this website too then please follow the instructions on the attached document and send the clips to your leaders. Have fun everyone (and special thanks to Charlie and Kirsty for organising this). VE Street Party at Home... read more

Multiple Activities at the 12th

You are all doing so many activities during lockdown that it’s very hard to keep up with them all. It has been wonderful to see how much you are all doing with camping, cooking, making things, walking to the moon and making rockets and so much more. You can see lots of examples of this if you have access to our various Facebook groups but here are just a few of them for you to enjoy. Well done to everyone who has done an activity and well done to Hamish, Finley and Arlo, Andrew and Ollie, Billy and Ashley for the things you did in these photos: Andrew and Ollie campingFinley and Arlo campingAshley and Billy with the hedgehog houseAshley and Billy campingHamish washing a spudHamish cookingHamish serves dinnerHamish washing upHamish in his rocketHamish... read more

Ollie’s Camp Out

As part of the recent camp out fun that many of you have been having recently, Ollie Colwell (with some helpers) made a great camp and even had a virtual camp fire with marshmallows. Well done Ollie (and helpers), that looks fab. Here’s a short film about what Ollie got up to for you to enjoy too ….... read more

Trey Koko’s walk

One of our Beavers (Trey) has walked his 1 mile recently (if you are part of the Beaver Facebook group you can see his video on there) and he did this in his garden for 20 minutes. Well done Trey we are proud of you. In addition Trey’s family and friends sponsored him and he raised a total of £50 which is terrific. Amazing... read more

Jacob Whincup on camp

Hello all, it’s Bagheera (Seán) here and it has been great to hear from the leaders all about how many of you are carrying on doing Scouty stuff at home during the lockdown (exactly what I would expect of the 12th who, as we all know are the best). Jacob has been really busy over the past few weeks and he and his Mum have sent us some great pictures and news of what he has been up to. Here is what Jacob has told me in his own words (sort of): “I’ve been busy doing lots of outdoor activities.  Last weekend I went camping in the garden. I took mum and dad with me! First Dad and I pitched the tent – I did most of the work but Daddy helped me with the tricky bits. Then we set up the fire pit and I made the beds for everyone.  Next I cooked dinner over the fire. It was my first time cooking on a fire.  Sausages and beans was on the menu. It was yummy and I even did the dishes Beaver style. It was great hanging around the fire and I kept it going for hours before bed. I got a bit cold in the night so I hopped in the middle and Dad slept on my little bed. I slept like a baby after that. I went for a walk through our woods on my daily exercise yesterday and picked up some bits like moss and leaves and then I used them to make some pictures. My favourite is my rugby pitch. I’ve also made a... read more

Camp At Home

Whilst we are all getting used to being in lockdown and so cannot physically be together, we can still be together virtually and so the Northumberland Scout Area are leading the Camp At Home initiative. You can find full details of this by clicking on the link at the end of this article but the general idea is that this coming Saturday any of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can camp out in the garden or build a den indoors to sleep in or anything else they would like to do to join in and then let the leaders of the section know that they are going to join in and what they are doing. There will also be a world record camping attempt (largest ever mass Scout Camp) on April 30th so you can camp out again then too if you are able). Our Cub section are organising this already and parents should already have seen an email with details (contact a Cub leader if you have not seen this yet). Other sections may also do this and if so this article will be updated. Otherwise you can just take part anyway (parents can camp out too – go on have a go). If you do this then let your leaders know so we are aware of everyone taking part. Click the link below for full details: Home Full Camp At Home Details on the link... read more